Virginia Diner, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanut Allergen in Pecan Turtledoves Chocolate Caramel Pecan Clusters (Candy)

Virginia Diner, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanut Allergen in Pecan Turtledoves Chocolate Caramel Pecan Clusters (Candy)

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Virginia Diner, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanut Allergen in Pecan Turtledoves Chocolate Caramel Pecan Clusters (Candy)
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For Immediate Release
November 13, 2015
Contact
Consumers
Virginia Diner
800-935-4004
Kenneth Young
757-899-6213

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Wakefield, VA – Virginia Diner, Inc. is voluntarily recalling, as a precaution, 10 oz. cans of Happy Holidays Pecan Turtledoves Chocolate Caramel Pecan Clusters (Candy) at the company’s Wakefield, VA location because they may contain peanuts and peanut allergens. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. This problem was discovered by a consumer who received and opened a Pecan Turtledove can and found Peanut Turtledoves within.
The Virginia Diner, Inc. is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in administering this voluntary recall. The Virginia Diner has not received any reports of illness or injury to date regarding this product.
Only the following PRODUCT and LOT CODE is affected, found on the bottom of each can:
UPC Code: 0 85582 01155 2
Weight: 10 oz
Package Type: Can
Label: Happy Holidays Pecan Turtledoves Chocolate Caramel Pecan Clusters
Lot Code: 092915 PNT
BEST BY: 09 23 16
The recall does not apply to any other Virginia Diner branded products.
These Pecan Turtledoves were sold and distributed via fundraising organizations between September 30, 2015 and November 5, 2015. Participants accepted pre-orders on order forms, turned the completed forms in to the organization, which then turned the complete groups order in to the Virginia Diner for fulfillment. Orders were packed and shipped back to the organization for distribution within this 9/30/15-11/05/15 time frame. Each participant delivered the products to the end buyer. The Virginia Diner, Inc. is contacting affected groups and customers who may have received this mislabeled product, and are providing a list of participants of each group to be contacted. Consumers should return the product to the organization from which it was purchased for a replacement.
Additionally, orders were entered by the end consumer on thewww.virginiadiner.com website. The web orders were shipped directly to the consumer. Each buyer has been contacted via phone and/or email.
Consumers who may have questions or concerns should contact the Virginia Diner at 800-935-4004, Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm EDT.
* We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.

* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.

* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.

* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm472743.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

If you have questions, please contact Wayne Melichar, Food Safety Manager, at [email protected] or 312.629.7263.